The Manaslu trekking region lies north of the historical town of Gorkha.Along this trek, you get the memories of ascending to the highest village of Samdo, valley of Kaligandaki and Larkha la,pass the river of Budhi Gandaki, Dudh Khola, Marsyangdi river, ChepeKhola, DorandiKhola You will have the chance to stay and learn the ethnic communities, their culture, gompas, monastery of Samagaon, their traditions as well as lifestyle. The visibility of the ten peaks of more than 6500m in height is highly admirable from this trekking route which includes the Annapurna massif, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Kang Guru and Manaslu
Day 01- Arrival Kathmandu: Our staff welcoming you with flowers and transfer to hotel.
Day 02-Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley:
Day 03-Make permit and basic preparation.
Day 04- Drive to Arughat-5-6hrs drive by private van.
Day 05 - Arughat - Soki Khola 700m. Cross the river and walk northwards along the western bank through agricultural land and scattered villages. Views of the Ganesh Himal can be seen to the north-east. We camp at the Sati Khola (river) where washing and bathing is also possible. Overnight at lodge.
Day 06 - Sodi Khola - Lububesi 880m. We cross the river and continue walking northward up the valley to Khorsaani. We enjoy lunch by a river and then watch our step as the trail bumps alng to the beautiful Gurung village known as Lububesi. We camp a short way beyond the settlement. Overnight at lodge.
Day 07 - Lobubesi - Dobhan Khola 823 m. The trail continues to follow the line north up the valley. Be careful to keep on the correct trail since there are two trails which lead to the Maccha Khola, one being much longer than the other be sure to take the shorter one!. The trail is narrow and exposed in palces. Lunch may be taken at the Maccha Khola. After crossing the bridge over the river before the trail ascends slightly towards the west for another hour and finally reaches a hot spring known as Tatopani. The Buri Gandaki is crossed by way of suspension bridge and a walk along the east bank of the river finally leads to a well-crafted staicase and Doban. Overnight at lodge
Day 08 - Dobhan Khola - Jagat. 1410m. The very rough trail this morning passes through a huge landslide area where care should be taken. Eventually a ridge is crossed and an easier path leads to Yaro Khola where a beautiful and perfect lunch spot is found next to the river. Then cross this tributary and continue up the Buri Gandaki. The trail this afternoon is much better than non-existent one of the morning. The village of Jagat is finally reached. The village is mainly inhabited by Gurungs and has a police check post, as well as customs office for assessing the value of good brought from Tibet. Overnight at camp.
Day 09 -- Rest day. Overnight at lodge
Day 10 - Jagat - Thanklmo 1371 m. Leave Jagat and walk along the river bank before climbing up towards Setibas. Past here and a downhill stretch takes us to Ghattekhola whre lunch is enjoyed. The river is crossed here by way of a bamboo brodge. Then along a wide trail with relatively easy wlaking to Ngyak. Camp for the night is made at Thangkolmo, just outside the village. Overnight at lodge.
Day 11 - Ding - Ghap 1981m. A steep uninhabited gorge with the trail running alng a cliff makes this a memorable part of the trail. A wooden cnatilever bridge crosses the river at its narrowest point. Finally the trail widens and bamboo forests lead to the tiny village of Deng. From here on the religion of the people, though still Gurung begin to switch from Hindu to Buddhist. Overnight at lodge.
Day 12 - Deng - Ghap 1981 m. We cross the Buri Gandaki for the umpteenth time to the north bank near Rana. Waterrfalls, ravines and canyons are all encountered. Just before Shringe Khola we leave the main trail drop down to the riverside for lunch. Afterwards we continue walking in the same direction for to the campsite at Ghap which is located beside a small Tibetan settlement. Overnight at lodge.
Day 13 - Ghap - Namro 2660m. This is a pleasant valley walk through dense forerst for most of the day. Keep a look out for the Danphe (Impeyan Pheasant), the national bird of Nepal. Before reaching Namro village there is a steep climb. Namro is a beautiful village and is situated above the Buri Gandaki. It has a small medical aid post and also a police check. The view of a nearby un-named peak is simply stunning. Overnight at lodge.
Day 14 - Namro - Shyala - 3353m. We have now entered the Nupri region, whose people are all of Tibetan descent and this is reflected in their villages, several of which we pass today. The trail passes through farmland and then on through rhododendron and pine forest. The Buri Gandaki flows down below on the right-hand side. After a few hours we pass through a big Tibetan village of Labo. The views of Manaslu from here are great. Finally, an hour-long climb takes us to Shyala which is about 45 minutes before Samagoan village. Overnight at lodge.This village can be seen ahead situated near the foothills of Manaslu with Ponda, Rongola and the north face of Manaslu in the background. Overnight at camp.
15 - Rest/Acclimatization day. Day hike towards Manaslu Base Camp or visit Samagoan. Overnight at lodge.
Day 16 - Shyala - Samdo 3658m. We take reasonably short walk for acclimatisation through the flat expanse of the wide valley of Samagoan towards Samdo village. Panoramic views of Manaslu, Himalchuli and the local mountain known as Dangbona can be seen today. Overnight at lodge.
Day 17 - Samdo - Phedi (Dharmasala) 4268m. Anoher relativelu short acclimatisation day and one that brings us closer to th Larkya La pass. We pitch up at a good camping site with wonderful views of the Himalayas -Larka Himal to the north, Pang Puchi to the north east, and of course Manaslu. Overnight at lodge.
Day 18 - Phedi - larka La 5100 - Larcha 3506m. We start early for the trek over the pass. Unlike some other Himalayan passes the Larkya La is not particularly high or steep, but at 5100 m it still cammands respect. The route gains height gradually but at no time is a proper trail visible, often the ground is rough underfoot and we recommend a rope,ice axe and one Sherpa to each group member specially if there are weaker members in a group. Most people take between 5 to 7 hours to reach the pass. The views from here are tremendous, to the west a stack f peaks including Annapurna II can be seen. After crossing the pass one has to descend southwards along a sttepish downhill landslide area for a couple of hours before reaching Larcha. Overnight at lodge.
Day 19 - Larcha - Sangure Kharka 2900m. We continue descending this morning through to a summer pasture land called Bimdakothi and stop for lunch. After lunch we walk along the Dudh Khola (milk river) through beautiful rhododendron forest to Sangure Kharka. Our beautiful camping place has god views of the west face of Manaslu. Overnight at lodge.
Day 20 - Sangure Kharka - Thonje/Dharapani 1890. Today we pass through our first village (Tilje) since Samdo. The route follows the Dudh Khola to the confluence of the Marsyangdi River and Dudh Khola at Thonje/Dharapani. Overnight at lodge.
Day 21 - Thonje/Dharapani - Syange 1067m. From here until the end of the trek the trail is much wider and easier that we have been used to. Lodges, inns and Tibetan houses become more common. During the day we cross the Marsyangdi and take a walk on the west side down towards Syange. Overnight at lodge.
Day 22: Drive back to Kathmandu
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